Zotter Chocolate the company, the philosophy, trends, history and facts at a glance.
It’s getting Christmassy at Zotter’s and our entire festive collection – all of course ORGANIC + FAIR – is available to order as of now.
• 7 heavenly Advent calendars
• 13 Hand-scooped Christmas Chocolates with all the latest designs and our brand-new Ho Ho Ho chocolate
• 5 festive Labookos in an all-new design
• Many new Christmas stars and Christmas hearts with decoration, the finest gift sets and much, much more.
You can find our magical chocolates and all our new products from Halloween to New Year’s Eve in our latest seasonal catalogue.
We open this season with 18 new hand-scooped chocolates. Look out for classics like Salted Caramel, Amarena Cherry, Tiramisu and much more. Our daughter Julia has developed two vegan classics – Boozy Chocolate Mousse and White Brittle – as well as some experimental flavours like the new Seaweed Chocolate and the supremely delicious Whisky & Bacon, which even attracted the attention of British television. We are also excited to feature Yuzu, the latest trend ingredient, with a stunning flavour somewhere between tangerine and lemon.
And because Zotter chocolates make a very popular give-away, we have 6 new gift chocolates in our latest range: “All the Best“, “Sweet Greetings!“, “Sweet Break“, “Chocolate is Happiness“ and two chocolates that can be personalised: “For … from…“, easy to inscribe and perfect for any occasion, as well as an “Emoji Choco“, with smileys you can tick.
There are 4 new hand-scooped mini-chocolate snacks and a unicorn chocolate lolly for the kids.
The Labooko range features 6 new dark chocolates, 4 of which hail from Africa, where cooperatives are now forming, which deliver fantastic cocoa quality. You’ll be surprised! Also, there are 2 new Labooko gift chocolates, “I Love You“ and “Be Happy“.
Have a look inside the new catalogue 2019-20 (PDF)
August 17, 2018 – We are 100% organic and fair trade as well as bean to bar and from this season, we will start to apply our new FAIR hand sign logo, as we renounce the Fairtrade label. We become a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). The WFTO will audit our entire business according to its fair-trade guidelines. 100% fair trade, without mass balance supply chain application, which we think is less than ideal.
Josef Zotter: "In my opinion, the FAIRTRADE certification is generally a good idea and certainly better than no oversight at all, but I want my customers to be able to buy chocolate and know that it contains exactly what it says on the wrapper."
"Zotter is and will remain at the top of the world-best chocolate manufacturers and by far the most innovative chocolatier of all." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 839)
The chocolate world is in motion, which is why the chocolate tester Georg Bernardini has once again published a colossal standard work (919 pages) about the international chocolate market. The test included 550 brands and 4,000 products from 70 countries (by comparison, in 2012, the test included 271 brands, 2,700 products and 38 countries).
Zotter ranks among the Top 25 - the best chocolatiers in the world
"Zotter: the placement among the Top 25 is so much matter of course as it is for only very few brands and companies, similar to Domori almost indisputable." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 849)
The Top 25 are awarded 6 cocoa pods. 6 cocoa pods stand for "Extraordinary quality of all products. Extremely rare to no deviations in the outstanding quality of the products." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 137)
Zotter is the only producer from Germany and Austria in the Top 25 and still the only one to produce solely in organic and fair-trade quality.
Reference: Georg Bernardini: "CHOCOLATE – THE REFERENCE STANDARD. The Chocolate Tester 2015. The best chocolates and pralines in the world. What’s behind it all and what we can gladly forego." 919 pages, $ 60.00 www.thechocolatetester.com